Former Saint Robson Joins Irish As Non-Exec Chairman

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9 April 2018

London Irish have appointed former Northampton chief executive, Allan Robson as its new non-executive chairman.

Robson brings a wealth of experience to London Irish gathered from nearly three decades of working within professional football and rugby union. The bulk of his career in the sector was spent at Northampton Saints where he was chief executive between 2007 and 2017, the club’s most successful period both on and off the pitch.

Robson was also a board director of Premiership Rugby for 10 years and sat on a number of committees, including six years on the salary cap committee.

London Irish president Mick Crossan said that Robson’s knowledge and experience will be crucial as the Exiles set their eyes on a new future.

“While Allan was at Northampton they set the standards for the rest of the league in every area of their operations,” said Crossan.

“On the pitch they were very successful, winning several trophies and bringing through some outstanding players. They also showed that you can balance success on the pitch with commercial results and profitability.

“These are our ambitions at London Irish and we are committed to building up the club for a new future that will see us compete consistently for silverware, while also being profitable.

“Allan’s know-how and experience will be crucial in helping us achieve this, and we’re delighted to be welcoming him to the board of directors.”

Since retiring from Saints at the end of May 2017, Robson has taken on non-executive directorships

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